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Qingben Li

Qingben Li was born in Laizhou of Shandong Province in October 1965, graduated from the Chinese Department of Shandong University, earned his Doctorate of Arts with a concentration in Literary Theory and Aesthetics in 1993, and was conferred with the title of professor in 1999 and thereafter became tutor of Ph.D. candidates in 2003. Prof. Li was the head of HSK (advanced) Research Office of National HSK Center (1993-2001), the head program officer of China Culture Center in Malta (2004/9-2006/8) and the senior research scholar of Harvard University in the Department of Literature and Comparative Literature (2010/9-2011/3). Now Prof. Li is the academic leader of Comparative Literature and World Literature of Beijing Language and Culture University, the professor at the Faculty of Humanities, the doctoral tutor, and the director of the Institute of World Literature and Culture and the Institute of Comparative Literature. He also served as the director in Association for YanHuang Culture of China; the adjunct professor of Aesthetics of Literature and Art Center in Shandong University(the Humanities and Social Science Disciplines Base of the Ministry of Education), the vice president of the Harvard Humanities Visiting Scholar Association, and the vice president of The National Youth Eco-criticism Research Association. Prof. Li mainly works on the Aesthetics of Literature and Art, Cross-Cultural Studies of Comparative Poetry and dedicates to the research of Ecological Aesthetics and Policies toward the Cultural Industry. He has hosted and participated in a number of national and provincial important research projects, mainly include: “Cross-Cultural Interpretation to Chinese Literary Theory in the context of American Sinology " (China Scholarship Council Senior Research Scholars Program); “A Comparative Study on Cultural and Creative Industries between ‘Beijing Model’ and ‘Queensland Model’”(Beijing Philosophy and Social Sciences "12th Five-Year Plan" Project); The Mindset of Yin and Yang and the Study of Chinese Aesthetic Culture (The Major Tenders by Ministry of Education"s Key Discipline Base) etc. He published more than 90 academic papers in domestic and foreign Newspapers and Journals (including reviews and translations), which have been repeatedly reprinted by "Xinhua Digest", "Duplicated Materials by Renmin University “and "Chinese Philosophy Yearbook". His major works include: Romantic Aesthetics of China in the 20th Century (Monograph,1999), Studies and Researches of Wang Guowei (Monograph,1999), Cross-cultural Perspectives, A Critique of Culture and Aesthetics at the Transitional Period (Monograph,2003), Post-modern Sculpture Classics of the West (co-author, the first author,2005), The Uses of Cultural Studies (translation,2007), A Report Book on Cultural Industries and Cultural Policies in the EU Countries (co-author, the first author,2008), Comparison of Chinese and Western Literature (co-author, the first author,2008), A Reader: Ecological Aesthetics Abroad (chief editor,2009), Cross-Cultural Aesthetics: Beyond the Model of Sino-Western Dualism (Monograph,2011). In 2002, Prof. Li awarded the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation Award for Young Teachers (Research); in 2009, he was selected by Program for “New Century Excellent Talents” in Ministry of Education; in 2010, the course of "Introduction to Chinese Culture" which he served as a course leader was elected to the National Essential Courses; in the same year, A Report Book on Cultural Industries and Cultural Policies in the EU Countries won the second prize of Beijing Philosophy and Social Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award.